Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jan 2009 11:25 UTC
KDE The KDE project has released the first release candidate for KDE 4.2. "The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cilense", (a.k.a. KDE 4.2 Release Candidate), the only planned release candidate for the KDE 4.2 desktop. Cilense is aimed at testers and reviewers. It should provide a solid ground to report last-minute bugs that need to be tackled before KDE 4.2.0 is released. Reviewers can use this release candidate to get a first look at the upcoming KDE 4.2 desktop which provides significant improvements all over the desktop and applications. It is not recommended for everyday use, however."
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4.2
by puelocesar on Fri 16th Jan 2009 12:52 UTC
puelocesar
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2008-10-30

The Answer

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RE: 4.2
by phoenix on Fri 16th Jan 2009 17:06 UTC in reply to "4.2"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The Answer


Wouldn't that be only 10% of the answer to the ultimate question?

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v RE: 4.2
by John Blink on Fri 16th Jan 2009 20:37 UTC in reply to "4.2"
Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Fri 16th Jan 2009 13:27 UTC
satan666
Member since:
2008-04-18

Mandriva is supposed to release today 2009.1 beta1 with KDE 4.2 RC1. Cant' wait to install it.

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RE: Comment by satan666
by puelocesar on Fri 16th Jan 2009 13:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

Nice, I'll try out.

The only thing that bothers me with mandriva is their qt style. It's much more unpolished then Oxygen

It would be much better if they made a Oxygen for gtk rather then a totally new theme for Gtk and Qt. Much more work and with not so nice results IHMO

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Alpha 2 instead of Beta 1
by tomd on Fri 16th Jan 2009 18:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
tomd Member since:
2006-10-16

The version will be "alpha 2" instead of "beta 1". I guess that the reason is that it cannot be used to upgrade a 2009.0:
http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.1_Alpha_2

Tom

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Unofficial KDE 4.2-pre Debian repository
by lord_rob on Fri 16th Jan 2009 15:00 UTC
lord_rob
Member since:
2005-08-06

For those of you who are eager to try out the new KDE in your Debian SID + Experimental box (I suppose you already have KDE 4.1 from Experimental), there's an unofficial Debian repository at http://kde42.debian.net/ hosting svn builds of kde trunk. Those packages are built by the Debian KDE packaging team.

Instructions to install the packages are given on the page. The repository will be updated until KDE 4.2 is released, at this point it is very likely KDE 4.2 will go into Experimental.

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Fedora 10 + KDE 4.2 RC LiveCD
by panzi on Fri 16th Jan 2009 23:46 UTC
panzi
Member since:
2006-01-22

Fedora 10 + KDE 4.2 RC LiveCD Torrent:
http://rdieter.fedorapeople.org/torrents/

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v Will try 4.5.9
by Jason Bourne on Sat 17th Jan 2009 01:30 UTC
RE: Will try 4.5.9
by Laurence on Sat 17th Jan 2009 15:19 UTC in reply to "Will try 4.5.9"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Perhaps I will be willing to try out KDE 4.5.9 - until there, I will prevent myself and others to delight a sea of bugs and mentally ill features.

You're loss.
I personally find it very stable and love the freedom the features provide.

Perhaps if you actually tried KDE4.x before commenting, you might realise how grossly inaccurate your comments are.

Edited 2009-01-17 15:19 UTC

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RE: Will try 4.5.9
by gilboa on Sun 18th Jan 2009 10:49 UTC in reply to "Will try 4.5.9"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Perhaps I will be willing to try out KDE 4.5.9 - until there, I will prevent myself and others to delight a sea of bugs and mentally ill features.


Unlike the OP - that somehow takes pride in not trying KDE 4.x before commenting, I'm currently using KDE 4.2RC1 (Fedora RPMs from the KDE Packaging project) and thus far, I've yet to experience problems / bugs / crashes. (Beyond one or two minor issues.)
While I still miss a couple of KDE 3.5.x features, compared to KDE 4.2 on my Fedora 10, KDE 3.5.10 on my CentOS 5.2 machine does look outdated and missing a number of useful features. (E.g. Multiple folder separate views per desktop, krunner is better than katapult, etc)

- Gilboa

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KApps
by Jason Bourne on Mon 19th Jan 2009 02:25 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Setec, yes, you are right, GNOME was not dropped because of UI but because of what you said... the heavy work load, I myself would have dropped it. I understand your view on the desktop concept, I may reply this later, because right now I have my wife talking & talking at my ears, I can't do both things. LOL

Oh, I still find very irritating that I have to install almost the entire KDE3 to have K3b working! I think KDE3 should do the move to KDE4 just like KDE2 did to KDE3. Smooth.

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